Please remember that today, 21st June, is the ideal day to harvest your garlic; some may have a different opinion, but not the Garlic Farm or I.
|Added taste ... For goodness sake, add it at the end of cooking!|
|Route to good health ... Uprooted and ready to help humans.|
You can, at this stage, easily remove the cloves from their skins, as shown in the first photo.
Moreover, all the goodness and flavour is concentrated in the bulbs if you harvest them now.
Hang them up somewhere cool and dry for a couple of weeks; plait them if you have the skill.
Allicin for all
Remember to add garlic at the end of cooking should you wish to gain the maximum health benefit from the allicin, which is released when garlic is cut.
Garlic bulbs from about 1,500 BC were found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, and garlic is mentioned in the Bible and Qur’an.'
Forbidden for some'Garlic is not popular with everyone. Members of certain religious groups in India, such as Jainism and Brahman Hinduism, are forbidden to eat onion-related plants like garlic.
'The reasons differ in each case. Jains consider use of garlic to be too damaging to the plant, while some Hindus consider garlic too stimulating.
Kew Gardens report that it's one of the oldest plants to be widely used as a medicine. And even more than mere medicine, Kew says, 'In most corners of the world, it is regarded as an aphrodisiac.'- 21 vi 2016